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FDA warning letters

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Executive Summary

Sixteen dietary supplement and hormone cream marketers have received warning letters for "making unproven claims that tout the benefits of their 'alternative hormone therapy' products in treating or preventing serious diseases including cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis," FDA announces Nov. 10. Unproven claims include "reversing osteoporosis-related bone loss and increasing bone density"; "reducing, arresting or inhibiting the growth of cancer cells" and "treating various forms of arthritis." Bio-Health, Greatest Herbs on Earth and Suzanne's Natural Foods were among the firms warned. In a joint effort, FTC notified 34 websites promoting "alternative hormone therapy" that their products lack "competent and reliable scientific evidence" to support their claims...

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